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We loan because...
This team was founded after some members were profoundly touched by the documentary - "A Walk to Beautiful" - which can now be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCN7HnE-hjk.

The 9 min video "Fistula Pilgrims" tells the story of Telanish, a young girl in Ethiopia who was married at 10, pregnant at 11 and gave birth to a stillborn child at 12. As a result of a long and obstructed labour, she has a fistula and is left incontinent, an outcast from her community: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K7BLR6MQ0E

"From Despair to Dignity" is a short but powerful 5 minute video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hnBVb1e2m0

Some of our team members have visited the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa in Sept 2010. You can find the photos of our trip here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1498836905487.2071607.1071085140&type=1&l=37cf97fe75

About us
We make Kiva loans in recognition of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital and its supporters worldwide, which fight to correct a childbirth injury that can leave a young woman incontinent, leaking wastes, scorned and ostracized. A $450 surgical repair usually solves the problem and restores their lives. For more information, please check out the pages of the different global partners and donors of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital:
Australia: hamlin.org.au/
Netherlands: www.fistulahospital.nl
New Zealand: www.hamlinfistula.org.nz
Sweden: www.fistulasjukhuset.se
Switzerland: www.womenshope.ch
UK: www.hamlinfistulauk.org
USA: www.hamlinfistulausa.org; www.fistulafoundation.org

Search the web and do your online shopping through iGive to help us raise more funds for fistula patients: www.iGive.com/fight-fistulas.

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  • Lilit
    Armenia
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    Iris
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    Lesotho
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    Ramona
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    Rwanda
    Clementine received a loan from Deb to buy more inventory and be in possession of sufficient stock of goods to sell.
    Deb
  • Sayda
    Tajikistan
    Sayda received a loan from Fernando to buy sewing supplies.
    Fernando
  • Jonalyn
    Philippines
    Jonalyn received a loan from Fernando to purchase a solar lamp.
    Fernando
  • Gladys
    Kenya
    Gladys received a loan from Franziska to purchase maize for resale and milling at the posho mill.
    Franziska
  • Alice
    Kenya
    Alice received a loan from Franziska to buy sugar, sodas, tea leaves, cereals, detergents, rice, salt, bread, etc.
    Franziska
  • Martine
    Madagascar
    Martine received a loan from Ramona to buy 100 laying hens and bird feed.
    Ramona
  • Yvette
    Burkina Faso
    Yvette received a loan from Francesca to buy 20 packs of Fanta, 20 packs of Sprite, hibiscus flower leaves, ginger and other ingredients and save to pay for her children's schooling.
    Francesca
  • Veisinia
    Tonga
    Veisinia received a loan from Ramona to buy raw materials for her handicrafts business.
    Ramona

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